Cornhole benefiting cats and canines in Richmond County


By Matt Harrelson - [email protected]



Contributed photo The third annual Tossin’ For Tails cornhole tournament is set to kick off on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Richmond Pines Country Club to benefit the Humane Society of Richmond County.


ROCKINGHAM — The fourth annual Tossin’ For Tails cornhole tournament is set to kick off on Sept. 24 at Richmond Pines Country Club to benefit the Humane Society of Richmond County.

Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and play will officially start at 11 in the front field by the entrance road of the country club.

“The county has maintained the grass there,” said organizer Brandy Alfredson, “so we’re good to go.”

The double-elimination tournament will feature a blind draw, meaning everyone participating will draw randomly to see who his or her partner will be. All equipment will be provided by the Humane Society or by volunteers in order to level the playing field a bit.

“We did this to try and make the playing field a little more fair,” said Alfredson. “Most people don’t bring their own board to a tournament. We use regulation boards and bags so you don’t have to show up with anything. It’s against the rules to bring your own board and bags.”

The cost for the tourney is $40 per team and the field will feature a maximum of 64 teams, so Alfredson encourages anyone wanting to play to go ahead and sign up. The first-place winners will receive a $300 grand prize, runners-up will net $160 and the third-place team will receive a $75 prize.

“Anyone can sign up until between 10 and 11 that morning,” she said. “Teams will be drawn at 11. We encourage people to come out early. A lot of people like to practice and socialize, so we’ve got some practice boards set aside.”

There will be Domino’s pizza, drinks and water available as well as alcohol, but adult beverages will only be sold at a designated tent. No coolers will be allowed. Twisted Treats will also be on hand serving up ice cream, a bounce house will be on the property for kids and dogs will be available for adoption.

A 50/50 raffle and basket raffle will also be held, and Alfredson said people have donated gift cards, but similar to the Bark and Bowl event, there are different baskets to be auctioned off.

Alfredson said 30 teams played in the tournament last year, and organizers are hoping for a similar number this year.

“This year we’re trying to promote people to come even if they don’t play cornhole,” said Alfredson. “Interact with the dogs, bring your dogs, its gonna be a family oriented all-day event.”

Reach reporter Matt Harrelson at 910-817-2674 and follow him on Twitter @mattyharrelson.

Contributed photo The third annual Tossin’ For Tails cornhole tournament is set to kick off on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Richmond Pines Country Club to benefit the Humane Society of Richmond County.
http://yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Tossing1.jpgContributed photo The third annual Tossin’ For Tails cornhole tournament is set to kick off on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Richmond Pines Country Club to benefit the Humane Society of Richmond County.

By Matt Harrelson

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